Staycation day 13

The weather was awful this morning, but as the 19 year olds don’t move very early or fast it did not matter really. By the time they had been fed and watered twice the sun had come out and it was a glorious afternoon.

We headed out to the most haunted castle in England, Berry Pomeroy Castle. This castle is in the middle of nowhere, we almost drove past it as is not well signposted either. Two families had owned the castle, both had left due to money problems (nothing new) and when the last family left the locals ransacked it for the Beer Quarry stone, hence it is now a ruin. DSCN3063

With the help of the audio guide, we got an idea of what went on there and what a magnificent building it was in its time. They were self-sufficient with own fish ponds, water-mill, well and cold water running in to the beer cellar, cold beer was obviously very important. Of course we also heard about the ghosts, fortunately too sunny for them to make an appearance.

If you are ever passing, pop in.

Very pleased to have my own runner beans for dinner, yum.

DSCN3062now I just need those tomatoes to start blushing!

 

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About shazruns

I have been running since 2004 when I decided to do the Race for Life, as a close friend was terminally ill with cancer. Following that I did a couple of 10km at Leeds castle and Sandringham. Then in 2005 ran my first London marathon, then another in 2007 in blistering temperatures. I have entered the London marathon every year since but have been rejected, am now find maintaining my fitness & motivation hard, so when the email came through about Janathon I thought why not! Am hoping this helps with fitness, motivation and weight loss!! Wish me luck!
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7 Responses to Staycation day 13

  1. Red Hen says:

    Didn`t know you had a vegetable patch too. You`re a busy bee!

  2. Ah….. The other castle of my schoolboy memories!
    Back in the land of my youth briefly, I MAY even be @ killerparkrun tomorrow (though a PB is not on the cards as, if I go, I will likely have a 7 year old running with me).

    • shazruns says:

      Great news, look forward to meeting you both, I am tail run Marshall and will be wearing a black baseball cap with orange speed stripes! (No PB for me either!)

      • Tubontherun says:

        Sorry I didn’t make it today! I haven’t been too well this week, so was very grateful of my lie in this morning. Hope to see you in a couple of weeks instead!

      • shazruns says:

        No worry Steph, next time, I plan on being there fr the next few weeks!

      • Glad I caught up with you…albeit briefly, at the start of today’s run.
        Sorry we didn’t hang around at the end… I had to console a 7 year old who was disappointed he didn’t win!!
        Maybe see you again sometime.
        Thanks to you and other volunteers today 🙂

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